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Sir William Holdsworth

(1871—1944) legal historian


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Sir William Holdsworth (1871–1944) was the Vinerian Professor of Law in the University of Oxford from 1922 to his death in 1944. He is best remembered as a legal historian, author of the monumental History of English Law which was published in sixteen volumes, four of them posthumous.

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From The New Oxford Companion to Law in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Law.


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